Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Coin Fountain

This photo was taken at one of the fountains at Rockefeller Center. It seems like people were tossing coins into the fountain hoping their wishes would be granted. I tossed some Italian liras into the Trevi Fountain when I was a 10-year old boy. My wish was to visit Rome again in the future. So far, the wish hasn't come true yet.

So have you ever tossed a coin into a fountain and made a wish?

19 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Rome is just a short swim away. Go!

Olivier said...

j'avais jamais remarque cela dans la fontaine du Rockfeller center, c'est peut être comme cela que Rockfeller a fait sa fortune ;o)
I had never noticed that the fountain in Rockefeller center, it may be the way that Rockefeller made his fortune ;o)

Patrizia said...

I tossed some coins in the Fontana di Trevi in Rome too, in 1993. I didn't return yet either ... but I'm closer than you are!

Nice picture!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Tossing a string of flowers in the ocean off Hawaii is supposed to bring you back there too. I did it once and went back 5 times but after that it didn't work.

I saw a guy on Cops get arrested twice (the same night) for stealing coins from fountains in Las Vegas.

Do these coins go to a charity?

missy said...

No I haven't actully! But I would when I go to Rome, if I ever go to Rome.

I was watching tv today and they were talking about the US version of Deal or No Deal! Its a bit more glam than ours!!! Hope you are well Ming and the sun is shining in New York! Love Missy x

alaya said...

me too, me too.
i tossed coin in trevi in 1994 and it hasn't come true yet :(

TCho said...

Yeah, when I was little.

Knoxville Girl said...

Your wish may not have come true yet, but your story's not over yet either! I tossed a coin in a shopping mall fountain once, but it doesn't have the same cache. : )

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Great texture!

C i n T a P o P i a * said...

Well, I did toss a coin somewhere (I couldn't remember when) but yea that wish I made didn't come true.. or maybe it hasn't come true just yet?

we'll see :)

missy said...

Oh my god! But I also heard that Sam was gonna die and they always say something like that! I also heard one of the girls had a secret child when she was 17, and the CarrieandBig wedding is a dream.
These are my guesses on the movie

Big has a heart attack the day of the wedding and Sam and Smith get married.
But not long to go now!!!!! Can not wait!Even the fella is excited!

citygirl15 said...

I don't think I ever did, but now that you mentioned it, I will.

Neva said...

Oliver is pretty funny! I love this shot with the reflections and pennies...lovely.

Paz said...

LOL! Don't worry you'll make it to Italy.

Paz

Jim said...

I have tossed quite a few coins in fountains. I dont even remember what I wished for.

• Eliane • said...

What i know is that is such a pain to cleanup and cost a fortune - dixit people working at the Metropolitan.

Keropok Man said...

haha.. i thought it was tiny fishes when i scrolled the page. then i realize they are copper coins. :-)

nope, i don't remember throwing any coins.

Grand Life said...

I toss coins into any fountain I come across.

Belva said...

Beautiful pics Ming! I threw coins in the Trevi Fountain, and returned about 18 years later! Keep trying!
@AbeLincoln: I am not sure about the coins in Rockafeller Center, but the ones in Trevi Fountain are donated to Caritas International Relief Agency, based in Rome.